Chinese Medicine is a coherent and independent system of thought and practice that has been developed over two millennia. It has not only been making a great contribution to the flourishing and prosperity of the Chinese nation but also represents an important chapter in the annals of oriental civilization. Its unique theories and miraculous therapeutic effects have fascinated more and more people in the world. In fact, a quarter of the world’s population has relied upon it.
There are two basic components in Chinese Medicine – Acupuncture (Usually performed with needles) and Chinese Herbal Therapy. The aim of acupuncture is to regulate the meridians or channels of the body and unblock the stagnation of Qi (energy). Chinese Medicine considers that disease is caused as a direct result of these energy blockages within the body.
Chinese Medicine also considers that the channels are associated with the internal organs, which if out of balance is another important factor in the pathogenesis of disease. Chinese Medicine is therefore to treat the whole body rather than just the symptoms. Because of this it may take some time to generate the benefits.
The Longfield Intergrated Care Centre is reputed to have highly-qualified and experienced therapists. We offer comprehensive consultation and treatment for patients. At the Centre, you can be assured of receiving the best professional service.
Courses of treatment: The total number of treatments required varies, depending on the nature and severity of the problem. Your practitioner will discuss this with you.
We are specialized in the following areas: Psoriasis, Arthritis, Impotence, Vitiligo, Asthma, Periods, Disorder, Eczema, Stress, Hair Loss, Acne, Migraine, Weight Loss, Gastritis, Infertility, Stop Smoking.
We offer the following treatments
Chinese Herbal Therapy
There are over 400 Chinese Herbs in common use. However, a consultation must be made with one of our doctors before the treatment starts. Herbs are selected according to different symptoms of illness to formulate compound prescriptions. Therefore, the correct prescription is essential. The combination of herbs are required boiling with cold water, drinking the resulting liquid. Chinese herbal treatment takes some time to show improvement but it provides a long-term benefit and for some problems, the effects could be very dramatic.
Acupuncture is usually performed with disposable needles. The needles used are exceptionally fine and in skilful hands. You may feel a slight tingling sensation when the needles are inserted into your body. Acupuncture is to stimulate the relevant points to improve the flow of energy and to clear the blockages along the meridians.
There are some techniques based on the principles of acupuncture, they are:
Electro-Acupuncture – applying needles with electric pulse stimulation.
Acupressure – applying pressure with the fingers to various points.
Moxibustion – applying heat to points or certain locations of the body by using “moxa-wool” Chinese herb.
Cupping – attaching a cup to the skin surface to increase the circulation, diminishing pains.
What can be treated by Chinese Medicine?
Some of the problems and diseases commonly treated by Acupuncture or Chinese Herbs are as follows:
Dermatology: Psoriasis, Eczema, Acne, Vitiligo, Melasma, Alopecia, Mycosis, Herpes, Lupus Erythematosus, etc.
Internal Medicine: Angina, High blood pressure, Asthma, Common Cold, Bronchitis, Stomach ulcers, Gastritis, Colitis, Constipation, IBS, Diabetes, Anaemia and Haemorrhoids etc.
Rheumatic Disease: Arthritis, Back pain, Soft- tissue Rheumatism
Psychological Disease: Depression, Anxiety, Fatigue, Insomnia, Palpitation, etc.
Neurological & Muscle disease: Back Pain, Sciatica, Headache, Migraine, Epilepsy, Stiff Neck, Hemiplegia, Sprains, Tennis Elbow, M.E., M.S., etc.
Gynaecology: Dysmenorrhoea, Premenstrual tension, Irregular periods, Menopausal Syndrome, Infertility and Habitual miscarriage, Fibroid, Polycystic Ovarium Syndrome, Endometriosis, etc.
Male Disease: Impotence, Premature ejaculation, etc.
Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat: External otitis, Sinugitis, Sore throat, Hay Fever, Tinnitus, Pharyngitis, Sinusitis, Poor Eyesight
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